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  1. Congrats on your 718 GTS. Great car. I don't know of any local cars with exhaust mods but if you want a better quality sound it is worth first disconnecting the soundactor (removing the fuse). Also worth having a look over at 718forum and rennlist for people who have done some exhaust mods. There are a lot of options available these days.
  2. I have a Covercraft Evolution Block-it. It is outdoor/"highly" water resistant and protects against light knocks and light hail and is soft on your paint. You can get them custom made through Supercheap auto for around $300 but a 3 week wait. If you really want it water proof I would also get one of those thin water proof covers to put on top. I wouldn't normally recommend these as they are a little abrasive but it will be on top of your soft cover so doesn't matter. The water resistant covers will work for light to medium showers but not constant heavy showers. As soon as the surface tension is broken it can start to seep through particularly at the seams. A bit of scotch guard can help and better not to park under trees as they seem to generate bigger and constant water drops.
  3. Thanks Guys. The GTS interior package with the red stitching is a bit of an indulgence but really does make me feel like I'm siting in first class rather than economy class! 😉
  4. Yes, picked the GTS on 2 April. Still getting the hang of the car and running in so just small throttle inputs and trying to keep to 4000 RPM max but it has been great. It feels a little cumbersome having to change early in the gears all the time and I can't wait to let the PDK do its thing all the way to 7300. A very well mannered and comfortable car cruising around but really comes into is own when pushed hard. I have done a couple of mid week trips up to Akuna Bay/Church Point and did the Putty Road last Sunday with a VAG group which was a lot of fun. Amazing car in the twisties and feels so well balanced and composed. I had the back step out once and a bit of understeer on a few steep down hill corners so wouldn't mind trying some slightly larger front and rear tires one day. Maybe GT4 spec Cup 2s. Otherwise the car feels quite controllable and very safe as is and well within its limits or my limits which that day was max 1.3G. I will have to link it with some other Porsche guys some time for a Porsche drive day! In the mean time have a Porsche Advanced Drive Day to do but will wait until after 3000kms.
  5. donR

    Xpel PPF

    I had Suntek put on a couple of months ago and they have this new product called G-technic Halo which is a ceramic which is designed to go onto of the PPF. I know Xpel has a similar product. Perhaps a little obsessive but I also ended up putting on some Meguires NXT polymer sealant on top just for good measure. Did come up very nice, feels a little smoother but not as good as a good quality wax like Zymol. I might try some Carpro Reload down the track as well. I agree with the above, the PPF is quite noticeable with all the edges if you look closely and not as nice as using Ceramic coating just by itself but ofcourse the ceramic doesn't protect from the stone chips if you are doing track or busy drive days or a lot of tailgating. Otherwise I think ceramic is just fine for a daily around town. I think PPF might also change the colour ever so slightly or it could be the ceramic coating, not sure.
  6. Yes, great driver and such technical roads. Definitely a different level of skill to driving on a track. Does anyone know Matt's driving history? I know he's done Targa a dozen times or so and won in 2016 but I assume he has some driving pedigree to be at that level?
  7. Great footage. 125 km/hr around the 55 sign posted corner is impressive! Looks like he got a bit loose and a bit of understeer on breaking at 6:39. Exciting stuff!
  8. I drove through Akuna Bay in Sydney the other day and stopped for coffee at Church Point. A great drive on a week day around 8 or 9am and very scenic spot on the Hawkesburry River.
  9. donR

    Battery charger

    Wow that is impressive! What brand of battery and car is it? Just goes to show that keeping the trickle charger on will save the battery. I think it is the frequent deep cycling that kills them, running them too flat then trying to charge them again. I wonder if the newer AGM batteries will fair better with just a once a week or once a month top up?
  10. When I was looking for tyres a few years ago for my Audi I was surprised at the variability between tyre weights. I had just gotten hold of some light weight forged HRE P43S wheels and the last thing I wanted to do was put heavy tyres on them. I had originally installed Vredestein Vorti for price and performance but ended up with Continental SportContact 6 which were almost 2kg per tyre lighter! On closer inspection the Vorti also looked 10mm wider. I ended up saving about 3kg to 4kg per corner in comparison to the OEM wheel/tyre combo which made a noticeable difference. Hard to find tyre weights published these days but I had found this review at the time comparing weights for various 235/35/19 tyres: http://www.road-to-zero.com/tyres/the-best-tyres-2016-evo-tyre-test/ Not sure how relevant it is now but the variability in tyre weight as listed is quite substantial. I think its worth weighing before you buy. Not sure if they are accurate by I think tirerack used to list tyre weights.
  11. Congratulations. I like it. I remember when they came out all those years ago. Looks kind of retro. Looking forward to hearing how it drives. Great little wagon!
  12. donR

    TPMS for 981

    Those weights are not too bad particularly if you got a good price which I presume you did. Arguably, the 265s on the back are plenty big enough for a 981. I like the GT4 wheels, nice looking wheel, good width and wider Cup 2 tyres, and not a bad weight, but for the new price might as well get a set of forged wheels and shave off another 1 to 2 kg or even 3kg for more $$s. I saw these the other day, 7.25 kg front and 8.8 kg rear! Even more horrendous price though but impressive weight saving. https://flat6motorsports.com/products/hre-r101-lw-wheels?variant=25939868289
  13. donR

    TPMS for 981

    Good find and very nice, did you ever weigh them? I assume they are also slightly wider than standard Cayman rims so I assume you could go wider if you wanted.
  14. donR

    TPMS for 981

    Sounds good. What sort of wheels did you go for? I also wouldn't mind getting another set at some stage, perhaps lighter weight and with Cup 2 tires.
  15. donR

    TPMS for 981

    Good find. Why did you need new sensors?

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